Facts and Figures

2016 Highlights

Year to Date
All Locations
Circulation 829,629
Computer Sessions 191.326
Holds Filled 181,406
Holds Placed 155,724
Visitors* 727,460
WiFi Sessions 311,588

* Count does not reflect the total visitor count due to location of traffic counter at 34 locations. Community room and program traffic are not included in totals for these locations.


As of January 1, 2015:

Full-time employees 745
Part-time employees 251

Additional Statistics

Check the City of Chicago Data Portal for monthly statistics for each CPL location:

  • Circulation
  • Computer Sessions
  • Holds Filled
  • Holds Placed
  • Visitors
  • WiFi Sessions